Boston Organics: Our First Box Has Arrived!

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I’ve unfortunately been greeted with a terrible cold, and slept until 11:30 a.m. today! I guess that’s my body’s way of telling me it needs its rest. Anyway, as I sniffled my way out of bed, I was delighted to see a package waiting for me at the door. Our first Boston Organics box had arrived, and I couldn’t be more happy to dig in.

My sister and I had originally decided to sign up for Boston Organics because it can be difficult to go grocery shopping for healthy food on a budget when living in the North End, not to mention without a car. We’re also big fans of buying organic when we can, especially when it comes to fruits and vegetables. It’s shocking to find out how many chemicals, pesticides, and hormones are added to the foods we eat every day, and the scary thing is it can be hard to tell. Of course not everyone has the money and time to buy organic 100% of the time, but it’s important to at least be aware of these “Dirty Dozen” fruits and veggies you should always buy organic.

Anyway, we decided to give Boston Organics a go, and ordered the $29 2/3 Vegetable box (the smallest box offered on the site), which changes week by week. The wonderful thing about Boston Organics is you can customize your box to your personal needs, including adding more vegetables (or fruit), selecting foods you never want to receive in your “no” list, and requests of some of your personal favorites. Since we’re looking to experiment more in the kitchen, there were only a few things we added to our “no” list and we made sure to mention we love fresh, leafy greens and apples each week!

We were thrilled with what we found in our first box:

  • 1.5 lbs  bananas
  • 2 Bartlett pears
  • 1 lb empire apples
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 lb carrots
  • 1 lb onions
  • 1 bunch chard
  • 2 lbs potatoes
  • 1 plump tomato
  • 1 tb turnips
  • 1 box white mushrooms
  • 1 head romaine lettuce

All of that fabulous, organic stuff for just $29.99, delivered right to our front door! While I love Whole Foods just as much as the rest of you, you definitely can’t beat that service, especially for the price.

When we saw that our box contained onions, potatoes, turnips, carrots and chard we knew right away we wanted to make some homemade vegetable soup this week! Hey, nothing beats a cold quite like homemade soup. We’ve got a big pot on the menu for tomorrow, so I’ll be sure to post the recipe and let you all know how it turns out.

Stay healthy,

7 Responses to “Boston Organics: Our First Box Has Arrived!”

  1. Andrea (@FrSeed2Stomach) Says:

    I used to subscribe to the Dogma box over the winter and loved it. I discovered so many new veggies and made lots of veggie broth. I’ve got a few recipes on From Seed to Stomach for the stuff I wasn’t as familiar with, like turnips and sunchokes. Are you doing weekly or biweekly deliveries? I’m thinking about subscribing again, but I love the Somerville Winter Farmers Market at the Armory.

  2. Rachel @Healthy_Chicks Says:

    Thanks for your comment Andrea! The Dogma box sounds amazing… it’s so neat to experiment with veggies I never would have bought on my own, and I can’t wait to see what comes in our future boxes.

    We started with biweekly deliveries, but may go to weekly if we really enjoy it (or run out of food quickly!) I LOVE the Somerville Winter Farmers Market too, but unfortunately it’s kind of a hike for us. I’ll have to get over there at least a few times this winter though.

    Happy holidays & stay tuned for more info and recipes!

  3. Elina (Healthy and Sane) Says:

    SO cool! I’ve heard of Boston organics before but it’s nice to see how much you get in a box. I wonder how much this stuff would cost at Whole Foods (or Trader Joe’s)!

  4. Ella Baker Says:

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  5. Amy Pearson Says:

    Go the organic way by choosing to be GMO free. Get started by taking the GMO Survey at LivingOrganic.org.

  6. Healthy Chicks » Blog Archive » Nutritious Organic Winter Vegetable Soup With Swiss Chard Says:

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  7. Healthy Chicks » Blog Archive » Boston Organics Food Festival Recap Says:

    […] that I’m a huge fan of buying fresh, organic produce as often as I can and that I myself am a loyal customer of Boston Organics (currently taking a break for the summertime) as it pretty much saved my life during the cold, […]

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